Old Cars - Smoke Tires
1974 Ford LTD w/351 - 1975 Dodge Charger SE w/360
Some small offerings to 'Burn-Out Hill' south of Ottawa, Canada.
I grew up near here and when I was a kid in the 70's I could hear the
burnouts from my bedroom window. Those guys called it 'Grease Hill' and
their burnouts were legendary. The Township eventually paved over their
art. I kinda took over in the early 80's and more or less had the hill to
myself, although it wasn't much of a hill. More like a rise, just enough to
be able to see headlights for a long way either direction :) I contributed
my share of road art until the Township came along and paved over all my
work in 1983.
I was gone in 1984 and by 1985 there were really no more burnouts happening
here so I was glad to at least capture these little smokers on film. I was
away for the next 10 years but tried to do at least one burnout a year
here, usually with a rental.
It's been some years now but I'm pretty sure I'm not done doing burnouts
there just yet, lol. Great memories.
a ride in a 1971 426 hemi charger last426
This is my pride and joy. The last year of the 426 hemi. I am the second
owner and, as the movie will embarrassingly show, I treat this car like a
cupcake. It is grandma's hemi with column shift 727. I asked why the
original owner ordered it with that and he said, "just to save money." The
car cost about 5,000 with about 1,000 of that the engine and "required"
options. It is absolutely stock and now even has 14 x 6 black wheels on
it. Only 47,000 miles on this beauty and you can see more of it at
Here is a video of the engine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl2e1NIcBFs
and yes, the car weighs around 4,100 pounds.